Thursday, January 27, 2011

Week Three: Pantry Challenge

Oh, I am a bad blogger this week. I should have posted this on Monday, but didn't get around to it and then it slipped my mind.

We did good this week. Only $22 at the grocery store buying dairy products, fresh fruits & veggies & juice. Pretty much all the convenience foods are gone and I have been having to make all homemade meals.

Although, I have been really good and making meals with leftovers & eating all of them, just so I can cook a little less. Usually we good at eating leftovers, but sometimes we forget about them and then have to throw them away. Not right now, I remember the leftovers and they get eaten. Otherwise I have to figure out a meal to cook from scratch.

The other thing is that I have been remembering to take out previously made meals to thaw and cook. When I make a casserole, lasagna, chili or soup I usually try to make a double batch so I can throw one in the freezer to have a homemade meal at a later date with little prep work. This week we had chili & lasagna that were already made in the freezer. So, needless to say that my Tupperware collection in the cupboard is filling back up.

2 comments:

Christina said...

It sounds like you're doing great!

When I did our "No Eating Out Challenge," I was far more motivated to eat the leftovers!

Tru@TRU TALES FEATS said...

I could probably last a few months on our pantry items. I'm working on using up some of the stuff we rarely use, like various flavors of chocolate chips.